Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Blog Tour - Day 2

Thank you so much everyone for commenting on my blog yesterday!!  I absolutely love to read your comments and hear from you!  If you haven't commented, please do and for those of you who did, thanks again!

Today's blog hosts are:

Stashmaster - Lisa - http://stashmaster.typepad.com/
This & That - Sherri, http://thisandthatpatterns.typepad.com/

I met Lisa from Stashmaster through my good friend, Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.  Carrie was teaching a class here in Rockford and Lisa, Thelma - Cupcakes 'n Daisies and Nicole - Sister's Choice took her class.  We all met for dinner and I so enjoyed meeting them all.  Lisa is a doll and here eye for color is fantastic.  She did Pinochle from Fat Quarter Winners in blues, reds and creams and has inspired me to do another version of Pinochle.  Here is the start of my version using a Moda line by Three Sisters, Grace.  I have done all the 1/2 square triangles but haven't trimmed them all yet.  I think it will be so pretty when it's done.  Will keep you posted on my project.

This weekend has been a very restful and productive.  I worked on the 1/2 square triangles for Pinochle, also the 1/4 square triangles for Fit to be Quarter.  Here is a basket full of 1/4 square triangles.

So, you know how it says in most patterns to read through all directions before beginning a project?  Well, my patterns don't say that but maybe, I should...I started a project using Jelly Rolls, it's called Jelly Log Cabin.  My mom and I were talking Sunday and she said that she thought it was a good, easy project.  I had forgotten about it.  I had designed it for a quilt shop and since they are no longer in business, I have several patterns left over.  I thought that I should work on it.  I started it yesterday and finished it today.  It was quick and easy and I think that we will probably put some kits on BundlesandBolts.com when I get a chance.  Anyway, I was working along, sewing the pieces together and finally read the directions.  I was supposed to use the same fabric for the 2 fabrics on the first round of light and the same fabrics for each round.  So, I add a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square of light to the center and I should have added a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" pieces of the same fabric, well, I didn't!  Now, you say, who wrote this pattern anyway?  Well, I did and my only excuse is that I did it so long ago and I thought I was being so smart...not the case.  But I think it looks okay anyway, don't you?  It's just a scrappy version of a log cabin.  See we all make mistakes and me more than anyone!


Don't forget to check out Lisa at Sweetwater's blog tomorrow:

Sweetwater - Lisa, http://www.sweetwater.typepad.com/

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Sedjo said...

I've enjoyed your designs for a few years! I made "Courtyard" a few years ago in olive green, black, and cream. It was gorgeous - such a beautiful design! You might like knowing I donated it to a raffle for our church's Fellowship Housing for single moms, so your gift of design continues to give :)

janet said...

So enjoying the blog. I have just found you!!!!

kathy osterby said...

I'm just starting to make pinwheel blocks and your ruler sure would make it easier and less time consuming. Removing the papers makes the block 2x as long to make.

Patty said...

I think it looks just fine.

Nancy said...

this is my first visit I like what I see I want a read and white quite I better get crackin

SueB said...

Your quilts are awesome. Cant wait to see the red and white one finished.

Deb said...

Hoping to make the flag..and the cheese cake recipe also.....I put some applique flag 's for my 2 grandaughter's t-shirt and they got in mail for the 4th...was fun....